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Art Underfoot: Traditional Textiles by Nancy Kennedy

Nancy Kennedy takes inspiration for her handwoven rugs from a number of sources. Her designs incorporate styles inspired by the American West and Southwest; some, like the QR Code design, have a decidedly modern tone. Operating out of Eureka, California, Nancy Kennedy began weaving in 1990. Show More Summary

US-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head

17 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A French family holding rights to photographs of Pablo Picasso's artwork won a major victory against an American art editor in US federal court this week, in a 20-year legal battle that has outlived the plaintiff. A lawyer for American...Show More Summary

George Takei donates collection to museum

'Star Trek' actor's trove of art and artifacts goes Japanese American National Museum.        

Breaking News: Brett Abbott leaving High Museum to become the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Brett Abbott, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography and Head of Collections at the High Museum of Art, has announced his resignation. He will be moving to become the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas beginning October 1st.

Revolutionary artist Dread Scott examines racial and cultural disparity in contemporary society

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Renowned for making ?revolutionary art to propel history forward," acclaimed American artist Dread Scott opened the Rowan University Art Gallery at High Street?s new season with A Sharp Divide, an exhibition that tackles the racial and cultural disparities within our criminal justice system. Show More Summary

dahzmija: 1916–18, Yup'ik, Hooper Bay, Alaska, wood, pigment,...

2 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

dahzmija: 1916–18, Yup'ik, Hooper Bay, Alaska, wood, pigment, vegetal fiber, 20 1/?2 x 14 x 8 in., Diker no. 788, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.???

White House Arts and Humanities Medals Recognize Americans’ Collective Experience

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

President Barack Obama speaks with National Humanities Medal recipient Ron Chernow. Other medalists, from left, are author Rudolfo Anaya, chef and entrepreneur José Andrés, and radio host/producer Terry Gross. (Pete Souza/ The WhiteShow More Summary

The Financialization Of American Education (Let The Debate Begin)

“Reconsidering and reforming our system of higher education should move beyond debates about whether STEM skills—those promoted by the study of science, technology, engineering, and math—trump liberal arts. We need both, not only because it’s impossible to predict exactly what the jobs of the future will be, but also because critical thinking in any field […]

Hammer Museum's 'Radical Women' to spotlight women united by struggle and overlooked by history

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Latina and Latin American women artists rarely get air time in U.S. museums. That will change next fall when the Pacific Standard Time series of exhibitions devoted to art from Latino and Latin American artists around the globe is set to touch down in Los Angeles. Of particular note will be “Radical...

Top Posts From AJBlogs 09.27.16

Arts Congressional Report Card: Why The Arts Have No Political Clout Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC has released its 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card rating members of Congress on their support for the arts. Many lobby groups do such rankings as a way of … read more AJBlog: diacritical | Douglas McLennan Published […]

New outdoor sculpture installed at Tulane's Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

A curious tree now stands amid the historic live oaks of Tulane?s uptown campus, thanks to the Newcomb Art Museum. Fifteen-feet tall and painted a shiny deep black, TRUTH BUBBLE SIGN TREE is the work of celebrated American artist Hank Willis Thomas, known for his thought-provoking works on race, representation, and consumer culture. Show More Summary

Brett Abbott appointed Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces the appointment of Brett Abbott as Director of Collections and Exhibitions. Abbott, a specialist in American photography of the 20th and 21st centuries, comes to the Amon Carter from the...Show More Summary

FIFA 17 servers reportedly down after North American release

Electronic Arts is having trouble with Battlefield 4 as well. FIFA 17 servers go down after North American release In what’s become a surprisingly common trend these days, FIFA 17’s servers have reportedly gone offline. What’s surprising is the game isn’t even out in Europe yet – this is just the North American release that’s […]

A Lesbian Artist Who Painted Her Circle of Women at the Turn of the 20th Century

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — Tucked into a far corner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an exhibit showcases the extensive career of artist Romaine Brooks, a turn-of-the-20th-century icon who’s since been largely forgotten by the mainstre...

Glass Gardens: Agnes Northrop Designs for Louis C. Tiffany

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

To kick off the 2016 season of the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art, scholar Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, brought us into the close circle of Louis Comfort Tiffany's art glass studio.

Maastricht Art Fair Makes A Move Into Manhattan

“The American debut of the European Fine Art Fair … is more than just another event on the cultural calendar. It’s an attempt by the fair, whose 270 exhibitors face a shrinking audience in Europe, to secure and revitalize its future...

Abstract Expressionism Hits the Bull’s Eye

        This is the Tate website glossary’s definition: “Abstract expressionism is the term applied to new forms of abstract art developed by American painters such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the 1940s and 1950s, often characterized by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity.” Wikipedia helpfully […]

Can Maastricht Take Manhattan?

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The European Fine Art Fair, Tefaf, hopes its American debut at the Park Avenue Armory helps offset the fair’s shrinking audience in Europe.

Executive Director – Boston Court Performing Arts Center

At Boston Court, every decision is an artistic decision. That’s why LA Times theatre critic Charles McNulty said about us: "If I were an American playwright wanting an assured, smartly challenging staging of my latest play, I'd put Boston Court at the top of my wish list.”

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